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PSYC 389 Developmental Disabilities: Adulthood and Old Age

This independent study examines community adaptation and behavioral, sociological and biological factors affecting adults and elderly individuals with developmental disabilities.

Special information

Note: After registering, call the Psychology Department at 612-659-7131.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective December 23, 2014 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Assess the interests and training needs of adults with developmental disabilities for a smooth transition into community activities.
  • Know how to apply knowledge to help people with a developmental disability understand the options that are available.
  • Learn how to develop options in programming for people with a developmental disability.
  • Understand the issues related to assessment, planning and programming for people with a developmental disability.
  • Understand the similarities and differences of the aging process between people with developmental disabilities and those who are not.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.